New Free Content for Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Announced
This year marks 15 years since the first Assassin’s Creed came out, and to celebrate, Ubisoft aired a short livestream earlier tonight. During this livestream they shared a few things about future plans and made some nice announcements.
First of all, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is not over yet, because there are festivals planned for this year. Ubisoft will also introduce a new mode: The Forgotten Saga. In this mode, which follows the roguelike concept, you will fight against all kinds of mythical creatures, and each time you die, you will get better thanks to unlocked improvements.
In addition, players can expect new tombs, an Armory update, and the Mastery Challenge Pack 2. At the end of the year, players will receive the final episode in Eivor’s story. All this is made available for free. Furthermore, everyone can get started with the game from June 16 to 20 via a free weekend. It is possible to preload the game today.
The Discovery Tour made its appearance in Assassin’s Creed: Origins and also returned as an educational aspect in Odyssey and Valhalla. Ubisoft has announced that Discovery Tour: Viking Age for consoles, Stadia, and PC is now available as a standalone application.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Upcoming Free Content
The Forgotten Saga is a rogue-lite-inspired game mode in which Odin travels to Niflheim, the realm of the dead, to battle a variety of dangerous Norse mythology-based creatures. Every death sends Odin back out into the world, where he will attempt again with his newfound wisdom. The free content will be available this summer, with additional information to come as the date approaches.
For the time being, gamers can play Discovery Tour: Viking Age as a standalone game on Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Stadia, Amazon Luna, and PC. The mode will be available for free to anyone who owns Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Returning festivals like Ostara, Mastery Challenge Pack 2, and the Ravensthorpe armory overhaul were also featured in the second year of post-launch DLC. Later this week, Assassin’s Creed Origins-inspired tattoos and naval packs will be released, and new Tombs will be released this fall to complete the Tombs of the Fallen content. Finally, the final installment of Eivor’s story will be released as free material at the end of the year.
Assassin’s Creed Origins will be free for the weekend of June 16-20 as part of the 15th-anniversary celebrations, making it the ideal time to try out the 60fps update that was published on June 2 for Xbox Series X|S and Playstation 5. There will be another event in September to “unveil the future of Assassin’s Creed,” which will hopefully include the introduction of the new game that everyone was hoping for during today’s exhibition.
In other developments, Universal’s Great Movie Escape Attraction has added a Jurassic World escape room to its lineup. In other news, the open beta for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is expected to launch in August.